Which Stream to Select after Class X?

Which stream to select after CBSE Class X? Are you confused about the subjects? Do you want right guidance for selecting best stream? What to study after Class X? All your questions about stream and subject selection after Class X are answered here.

It often happens that after CBSE Class X board exams, students are left clueless and confused about the streams they must select. Different parameters must be thought over to select the right stream for your Senior Secondary education. The foremost criterion is to select a stream which is your strength.

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It also occur to us that we have an inclination towards Science, but our score card reflects highest scores in Social Studies. So, selecting Humanities rather than Science would be the best option.


One must only select a stream that he/she gets connected with. Following are the information that is a must for every Class X student to read and consider so as to make the right choice for the future.


The Main Streams to select


The broad three streams after class X for students to select are- Science, Commerce and Humanities/Arts. These three streams are broadly categorized as per their course structure and subjects, explained below:

  • Science: This field is related to Medical studies and Engineering, with subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • Commerce: This stream is related to trade, commerce, business and financial marketing. If you have a strong mathematics and financial abilities, Commerce is best for you.

  • Humanities/Arts: This stream is the widest of all, and is related to education in subjects like History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, languages, Anthropology, Human Resources, journalism etc.

Below are the details, advantages of each stream and educational prospect of each stream, which answers the question of which subjects to select after CBSE Class X in a simplified way.


The Most Attractive Science

Science has always been the most fascinating among all the streams and the most lucrative to study in, but it is not a stream that you can just study without any interest. The main subjects to study in science are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and C++ (depending upon the school).


To a Class X student the Science stream option gives an opportunity to pursue their future careers in Medical and Engineering related fields. The subjects include practical labs and theory which requires a lot of hard work from the students.


Further a student can select Medical and Non-Medical field, which is differentiated by Biology subject. For every medical student it is important to study Biology as a core subject and non-medical students must study Mathematics and Computers, along with Physics and Chemistry.


Commerce for Business   

Commerce field is all about learning and studying subjects related to trade, business, finance and economics. This is the most preferred stream of education by most of the class X students who wishes to embark a career or profession into MNCs, Banks or even entrepreneurship. The important subjects to study in this fields are, English, Business Studies, Economic, Accounts and Computers.


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Humanities or Arts, the widest study option

As a student if you are keen into studies and aspire to learn most of the things, Humanities is the perfect stream. With Humanities a student gets to study History, Geography, Language, Psychology, Political Science, Literature and Journalism and Mass Media.


If you are thinking ‘What to choose after Class X’, Humanities can be great opportunity for your career, as the wide range of subjects offer great career options. Also, if a student aims for being an IAS officer or desire to get into other civil services, this is the best field to select for.


For every Class X student selecting a stream after CBSE Class X is an important question that must be answered in a simplified way so that students can decide about what stream they must select.


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